Keolis to be the future operator of the Hyderabad Metro in India

9 May 2012  •  Source: Keolis

Keolis has been chosen by L&T Metro to operate and maintain the new Metro Rail in Hyderabad.

L&T Metro Rail (Hyderabad) Limited (LTMRHL), the SPV of Larsen & Toubro (L&T), the leading engineering and construction companies in India, has chosen Keolis to operate and maintain the new Metro in Hyderabad, India. It is the sixth most populated city of the country, with around 9 million inhabitants. This contract is initially for a period of 8 years (including 3 years of Consultancy and Pre operation phase) and can be extended for another 3 years.

The objective of this project is to support Hyderabad’s growth by providing a world-class public transport solution that reduces energy consumption and pollution, and offers a seamless travel experience to the population through an integrated transport network. This project will facilitate the city’s transformation into a competitive, people-friendly “green” city.

This elevated metro will count 3 lines, 71 kilometres of tracks, 66 stations and 57 trains. The construction work for the entire network will be completed in 5 years in phased manner. The total network is expected to transport around 1.5 million passengers per day. The first section is expected to be commissioned within 3 years.

A world-class Metro system

The Metro will be completely automatic using a state of the art signalling system. Keolis has a lot of expertise in this field and will be responsible for maintaining trains, stations, delivering the service and providing high quality customer service.

During the construction phase, the Group will act as a technical consultant for L&T Metro and assist them in reviewing the system’s design and give its perspective on vendor solutions for efficient operation.

“We are delighted that L&T Metro has decided to trust us. We have been working on this project for a long time to fully understand the local market’s needs and are happy that our expertise can benefit the population of Hyderabad”, comments Bernard Tabary, International CEO. “This is an important step for Keolis, as it opens a new window of opportunities in Asia and strengthens our expertise across all modes of transport.”

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